My new shoes are boring and grey, but somehow I like them. If no one ever noticed my car that would make me happy. Any attention is bad attention.
If you think my car looks hotter than ever though, despite the boring wheels, you’d be right. It is. As a result of a recent revision to SCCA regulations, the FRS community was alerted to the legality of TRD optional springs and sway bars for street class. Always looking for a reason to modify my car, I immediately ordered said parts. They come with a mild rise in spring rate, and a 1″ drop. The stock suspension on these cars is already really quite good and I can’t say I notice any difference in performance on the street. Having not yet had my car to the track, I’ll never be able to compare to the stock parts, but at the very least, it looks better.
The disappointing part, is that the car woke up with an oil leak. The smoke rises from the rear passenger side of the engine where there is reportedly a cam seal that fails often. Looking quickly, I saw no residue of oil anywhere and was too annoyed to look further. The car has 3300km on it at this point, and none of those km have been hard by any even my grandmothers definition.